Welcome to Ardtona House School

Ardtona House School is a private Montessori Pre-School and Junior School up to second class. It was established in 1942 and has been catering for the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of children from 3-8 years since then.

Ardtona is a catholic school but we welcome children of all denominations to attend.

The school has a warm and friendly atmosphere providing children with a homely and caring environment in which to learn and develop. Our extensive garden provides a safe and stimulating playing facility all year round in which the children are given the opportunity to develop physically and learn new skills.

In our work as educators we value the importance and individuality of each child and strive to support every child’s development to its full potential. We also seek to cultivate in each child a sense of responsibility, respect for others and for the environment as well as independence, initiative and self-confidence.

We recognize the primary role of parents in the care and education of their children. We adopt a partnership approach with parents and invite and welcome their input and involvement at all levels. In addition to class meetings and formal parent-teacher meetings, parents are welcome to visit the school at any time to discuss their child’s progress.

Mrs Valerie Heavey
School Principal


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We had such a special day today…our eagerly anticipated ‘Garden Party’ for our 1st class boys and girls!! The weather was a little windy and wet but it definitely didn’t dampen our spirits and it was so lovely to hear our school garden filled with laughter and chatter once again. A Big Thanks to our fabulous parents for their unwavering support and incredible generosity. Wishing you all a lovely summer 😃☀️😎 ...

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Looks like great fun. Looks like all the children have grown taller in lockdown. Well done Ardtona House School 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Thanks to all the wonderful teachers at Ardtona for, as always, going above and beyond for the children yet again. They had such a super afternoon and lovely to have the chance to see their pals and to have one last play in the infamous forest! Will miss you all so much. Thanks again for the many happy years our three boys have had at Ardtona. A very special school. 🤗🥰

Such a fabulous day. Hunter and school pals from first and second class had a super day😍

A wonderful day. Thank you all so much for your hospitality- 😍

A wonderful day. Thank you all so much for your hospitality- 😍

Beautiful as always 🌸

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The bee friendly wild seeds our students planted in February have blossomed into the most beautiful flowers. Our garden is alive with the sound of bees, birds and butterflies, however it has been missing something very important over the last few months...the chatter and giggles of all our wonderful boys and girls.
We are eagerly anticipating our return to school in September and until we meet again we wish all our families, both past and present, a safe and fun filled summer!

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Lovely 🌸🌺🌷🌼🌻🌹

We miss you so much. Hope you all have a lovely summer. We cannot wait to see you in September xx

Missing Ardtona already very much 😢

What a wonderful idea! 🐝🐝


Lovely, love cornflowers

Beautiful! 🌻

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Say ‘Hello’ to Ducky, Séamus, Tweedle Dum, Chiquitita, Quacky and Fred!! ...

Say ‘Hello’ to Ducky, Séamus, Tweedle Dum, Chiquitita, Quacky and Fred!!

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Super all. We love love the names keep safe ducks x

Ah so adorabubble! 🐣

I like the one with the black stripe

How cute.

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